> im trying to import flv into my after fx projects and its telling me a) its not a supported and its a corrupt file.
What version of After Effects are you using?
What codec are you using to encode video inside of the FLV file (On2 VP6 or Sorenson Spark)? After Effects CS5 can't import FLV files encoded with Sorenson Spark.
See this page for some information about supported codecs in FLV files in After Effects CS5.
> and when i import a avi or mpeg file it only plays upto 1min:20sec and not all the movie file which is 3min 20sec,and the movie wont sync with sound i get the animation and then after like 10seconds i can hear the sound.
I'm guessing, because your description isn't very clear, but it seems to me that you're doing a RAM preview, which means that After Effects needs to render the preview frames into a RAM cache before playing them back with audio. Only the number of frames that can be cached into RAM are played back in this way. Here's an FAQ entry on this: "FAQ: Why does RAM preview only play part of my composition?"
Also, it seems that you're quite new to After Effects. I recommend that you start here.
im using cs4 at the moment.
ill try to explain in more detail.
ive converted a a clip from the net from mpeg into avi.
i import the avi file into after fx and when i scoll the player head i can see all the movie which is 3min 20sec.
then i ram preview to let the green line load the entire avi file,so can see it play back the whole clip.but instead of seeing the whole thing 3min 20sec,it only loads to 1min 20sec and the cursor stops there.
ive followed the procedures as you linked me to do,but im getting the same results.
would a quick tutorial if possible be made so i may see how its done in order to get the required results pls?
The FAQ link that I provided is me giving the same answer that I would give here, but here's the short version:
RAM preview plays the numbers of frames that can fit into RAM. This may not be your entire composition.
See the FAQ link that I provided in my previous post for more information.
ok thank you todd ill deep dive into those links for further information.
i looked into youtube for a tutorial and found this:
and its workign now,this guy states to go into the preference dialog box and do his settings,and now im getting it rendered yp to the whole movie and its exported pefrectly.is this what you were suggesting in a way?
The YouTube video that you link to gives partial and somewhat misleading information.